Samuel Ginsburg, assistant professor, languages, cultures, and race, authored The Cyborg Caribbean: Techno-Dominance in Twenty-First-Century Cuban, Dominican, and Puerto Rican Science Fiction (Rutgers University Press). Ginsburg also presented “Untouched: Speculative Visions of Quarantine in the Works of Maielis González and Brenda Peynado” at the 2023 Latin American Studies Association conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Vilma Navarro-Daniels and Maria Serenella Previto, professors, languages, cultures, and race, WSU Pullman, coauthored “Del oscurantismo a la Ilustración: esbozo de una educación para la democracia en The Others de Alejandro Amenábar” (“From Obscurantism to Enlightenment: Outline of an Education for Democracy in Alejandro Amenábar’s The Others”) published in Contextos: Estudios de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales (Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación, Santiago, Chile).
Mechtild Tegeder, professor, biological sciences, was elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.
Tahira Probst, professor, psychology, was elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.
Nairanjana “Jan” Dasgupta, professor, mathematics and statistics and data analytics, was elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.
Chris Dickey, assistant professor, music, received the LGBTQIA2S+ Faculty/Staff Distinguished Achievement Award of 2023 from the WSU President’s Commission on Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation (GIESO), in partnership with the Student Financial Services office.
Andra Chastain, assistant professor, history, WSU Vancouver, received an Albert J. Beveridge Award from the American Historical Association for a new book-length research project, Urban Air: A History of Smog in the Americas.
Spencer Martin, Amanda Hussein, and Abigail Romero, PhD candidates, languages, cultures, and race, presented a panel titled “The Power of Narratives: Informed by and Informing Realities in Latin America and Beyond” at the 2023 Annual Conference of the Latin American Studies Association in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. They read their respective research papers, “Re-membering the Massacre: Collective Memory and Nation-Building in La Noche de Tlatelolco and Cien Anos de Soledad”; “La crueldad y el amor: una exploración de la crueldad, el amor y la muerte en la novela El Amor en Los Tiempos del Colera”; and “Sleep Dealer: A Reflection on the Disposability of Migrant Individuals and Bodies.” Martin organized the panel chaired by Hussein with Romero as the discussant.
Vilma Navarro-Daniels, professor, languages, cultures, and race, presented “Oblivion and Crisis of Historicity: An Interpretation of Dominga Sotomayor Castillos’s Thursday Till Sunday” at the 2023 Annual Conference of the Latin American Studies Association in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. She also organized and chaired the session, “Representations of Memory, Post-memory, and Oblivion: New Trends in Southern Cone and Latinx Literature and Film.”
Narianjana (Jan) Dasgupta, professor, data analytics and mathematics and statistics, received WSU’s 2023 Yang Liu Award for Excellence in Teaching International Students.